Thorne & Associates, P.A.
Chris is a lifelong resident of central Florida, having been born and raised in St. Cloud, Florida and now permanently residing in Orlando, Florida.
Chris graduated from Rollins College on a baseball scholarship and graduated cum laude with his B.A. in English (’98). During his time at Rollins, he broke the season doubles record in baseball and finished Top Ten all time in several offensive categories. Additionally, he was Editor-in-Chief of the school newspaper, President of the English Honor Society and President of Sigma Tau Delta. After graduating from Rollins, he attended law school at the University of Florida Levin College of Law and Leiden University located in Leiden, Holland.
He began his career as an associate focusing on workers’ compensation at the law firm of Alvarez, Sambol, Winthrop & Madson, P.A., and began to work for the law firm of George, Hartz, Lundeen, Fulmer & Leroy, P.A. where he continued the defense of workers’ compensation claims.
In April 2006, Chris took the skills that he learned and opened the law firm of Thorne & Storey, P.A. In doing so, he opened his law firm with his best friend from law school and continued the representation of Employer/Carriers throughout the State of Florida. Due to hard work and loyalty from clients, their firm achieved success very quickly and earned the respect of their peers.
In 2013, Chris established the law firm of Thorne & Associates, P.A., where he continued to focus on the workers’ compensation defense throughout the State of Florida. He has tried countless cases during his 15 year career and has handled files throughout each jurisdiction in the State of Florida. He has received numerous awards and has been recognized as a Super Lawyer as well as rated AV Preeminent by Martindale Hubbell. To date, his firm has seven (7) attorneys handling workers’ compensation and recently opened another office in Atlanta, Georgia.
Most importantly, Chris enjoys being a father to his two children, Leiden and Arie, where he has helped coach their soccer and baseball teams. He loves travelling, spending time with his family and knows the importance of balancing it all.
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